New research, published in October in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, concluded that despite size discrepancy, there’s no functional difference between men’s and women’s brains. “Male” brains and “female” brains simply don’t exist. In fact, there’s significant overlap.
and the myth of binary biological sex and gender essentialism continues to come crumbling down
Electronic Arts have announced today (June 2) that all gender-based boundaries have now been removed from The Sims.
Until now, the popular video game series has restricted certain
clothing, hair styling, body shape, walk type and voice options to
either male or female characters.
However, with a free update made available today, all options will be available to all characters regardless of their gender.
Electronic Arts said in a statement to press today that it wanted to
“make sure players can create characters they can identify with or
relate to through powerful tools that give them influence over a Sims’
gender, age, ethnicity, body type and more”.
I don’t play ts4 but yay!
here’s a screenshot of custom gender settings too! kinda disappointed theres no option along the lines of even just “other” instead of just male/female but there’s a lot more wiggle room and im personally pretty pleased w the improvement bc its a lot more that we get from most everything
well it probably operates on the fact the game only HAS two frame options built in for the actual character models that determine things like having breasts and the sizes of waists and hips and all that so thats probably what its asking altho i see ur point. they would just have to implement a third frame type and thats a lot more work than this because it involves modeling and animating a new set of polygons
All gender-based restrictions have been removed from ‘The Sims’ | NME.COM
After 16 years of service, the 44-year-old journalist, Jonathan Clynch, asked that he now be referred to as Jonathan Rachel Clynch by RTÉ.
The term, gender fluid, means that Clynch sometimes identifies as male and sometimes as female.
The national broadcaster released this statement:
“[We], both as an employer and broadcaster, value the uniqueness of individuals and encourage diversity and equality.
“We are 100% supportive of Jonathan Rachel who is a valued member of staff and a highly respected journalist.”
On Twitter the Irish public have also been showing support for Clynch and RTÉ.
The source continued, “The reaction has been hugely positive so far and if his situation serves as a talking point and a way to educate people then it’s a good thing.
According to GenderDiversity.org “Gender fluidity conveys a wider, more flexible range of gender expression, with interests and behaviors that may even change from day to day. Gender fluid people do not feel confined by restrictive boundaries of stereotypical expectations of women and men.
“For some people, gender fluidity extends beyond behavior and interests, and actually serves to specifically define their gender identity. In other words, a person may feel they are more female on some days and more male on others, or possibly feel that neither term describes them accurately. Their identity is seen as being gender fluid.”
Read the full piece here
GO JONATHAN RACHEL!
Top Irish news reporter announces he is “gender fluid”